9. How to Recover from Burnout

How to recover from burnout | SaraEllen, feminine energy coach and spiritual mentor

Do you think you might have burnout?

Feeling overwhelmed, constantly stressed about work, and often feel like quitting? Waking up in the middle of the night full of dread and worry about work? Is it also taking its toll on your physical energy, weight, health and wellbeing?

You might have burnout.

And it’s very common for high-achieving women. It seems the smarter and more capable we are, the more we agree to take on, and the harder we try to keep it all together.

How to Recover From Burnout with SaraEllen, Feminine Energy Coach and Spiritual Mentor

Burnout tends to sneak up on us when we think we don’t have time for self-care

You’re good at your job. So good, that very little can stop you from being a hard-working, high-performing professional. You’ve worked hard to get this far.

But, sometimes you put your self-care on the back burner. Maybe it is during THAT time of the month. Maybe it is when your in-laws come into town. Maybe it is when suddenly you are “too busy” to work out. Maybe you have felt out of whack for a while.

For some of us, it’s a weight issue. For others, it’s fatigue. For others, it’s allergies. Or something else. For me, it was PMS, a story I’ll tell below.

(To be on the safe side, it is wise to get a physical checkup and seek out professional mental health advice. And if your work situation seems out of line, consult with an employment lawyer. There are resources linked at the bottom of the page.)

Whatever it is, taking care of your professional responsibilities is more difficult when you are not feeling physically up to par, or not looking your best.

Barring some medically significant condition or legally actionable situation, you may fall into the camp of professional women who are not functioning optimally at work (and by extension, also in life) but seemingly have no clear answer about how to feel better and recover from burnout.

The culture of most professions is wholly unsupportive of burned-out women

And unfortunately, many women are often told that they just need to be tougher, or that this amount of stress is normal.

That’s exactly what they said to me in the early days of my law career. Let me tell you my story.

How to Recover from Burnout with SaraEllen, Feminine Energy Coach and Spiritual Mentor

How I got burned out

One day in early March, 2006, I was sitting in an office with my supervisor and boss and one other person. They were grilling me about performance concerns. At this time, I was a brand new attorney, admitted less than a year. And, I had severe PMS, the kind that, for about ten days every month, made me dizzy, sleepy, fatigued, anxious, easily overwhelmed, depressed, experience physically painful food cravings that make it difficult to get through an hour of court, and suffer embarrassing acne scabs on my face that might break open and start bleeding if I accidentally touch my face wrong.

I never thought I would be in that situation. It was doubly challenging to do this as a harshly self-critical perfectionist. It was too much.

In my defense to the accusations that I was performing poorly on purpose or not caring about the quality of my work, I got my nurse practitioner on the speakerphone to try to explain “hormone imbalance” to the higher ups. The supervisor and boss seemed to think this was quackery, and mocked me.

I left that job, determined to fix this problem that threatened my career, and not be one of “those people” with some poorly explained health problem that caused her job performance to suffer. I couldn’t shake a deep shame, shame that a physical problem got the best of me. I didn’t want to be one of “those” women walking around giving some lame-ass excuse. 

To make matters worse, that same week my then-boyfriend dumped me, in summary, because he was tired of me being tired, whiny, and leaning too much on him for emotional support. I didn’t yet understand the importance of tapping into my feminine energy.

What led up to this period of burnout, burnout so bad that it ended a relationship and a job?

The road to hell was certainly paved with good intentions. I wanted to shine in that job — so I worried constantly about how to do it, was clueless about how to manage the energetic power dynamics going on around me that were a setup for failure if one didn’t know what I know now, and I gradually stopped eating right, despite still earnestly trying to drag myself through physical activity.

The poor mind management, lack of understanding about energetics and off-the-rails nutrition exacerbated an existing health issue, and PMS turned into burnout, which turned into full-blown adrenal fatigue.

In summary, I wound up with three problems — body, mind, and spirit — and it took a multifaceted approach to recover from my burnout.

The great gift of experiencing burnout was that it forced me to learn how to take exquisite care of myself despite being a busy lawyer. Ten years later, after a year of hustling too hard as a solo lawyer and winding up with a staggering tax bill, I recognized the signs of burnout early, and was able to keep my physical health strong and grow even more on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels through the experience. I haven’t had burnout for years.

How to Recover from Burnout with SaraEllen, Feminine Energy Coach and Spiritual Mentor

Recovering from burnout begins with your thoughts and feelings.

While these the physical issues that flare up when you’re under stress may have a genetic aspect or run in your family, and have some clear nutritional cause according to tests, it is our thoughts, feelings, and decisions that make all the difference in our ultimate experience of burnout and burnout recovery.

The body and mind are intricately connected. Much of what people term “burnout” starts in our thinking, when we least suspect it.

It starts very innocently, when we have some seemingly innocuous thought like “I am too busy.” And, if we let that sneak by without challenge, such thoughts produce feelings of overwhelm, resentment, or probably some other unresourceful emotion.

And, it isn’t like your responsibilities are going to let off. It isn’t like you can just up and quit, right?

This kind of thinking may feel SO true. But the key is realizing that it’s not helping you. And the way to really let this realization sink in is to understand how the slippery slope into burnout works.

Often what precedes the waking up in the middle of the night and the thoughts of quitting are some thoughts and feelings that are normal to have, but which left unchecked, can spiral into burnout.

Emotions are caused by our thoughts. And unresourceful or indulgent emotions are the ones that cause us to engage in behaviors that keep us from getting our work done on time, cause us to overwork and underperform, or do some other behavior to avoid work altogether.

Overwhelm, frustration, jealousy, self-pity — these are all indications that whatever we are thinking about our situation has got us in a no-win situation where the inner resources to improve our circumstances may be temporarily unavailable.

Unexamined thoughts that put us into “fight, flight or freeze” are what lead us into burnout.

Modern life has a number of “threats” that our primitive brain registers as actually life-or-limb threatening, when in reality they aren’t: emails from that person you can’t stand, fluctuations in the stock market, future events that haven’t yet occurred, or a cross word from a supervisor.

When we then heap on a bunch of unhelpful thoughts about these occurrences — even if the thought is more or less true — we are continuously pushing our own internal stress buttons. We are impacting our nervous system and our hormones.

I’m not at all saying that this is your “fault.” Nor am I saying don’t feel how you feel. Quite the contrary: Awareness is a powerful shift in itself. This is great news: a lot of what causes burnout is actually within our own control.

How to Recover from Burnout with SaraEllen, Feminine Energy Coach and Spiritual Mentor

I go into greater detail on how and why our thoughts about our circumstances are the biggest driver of burnout in the podcast episode, How To Recover From Burnout, which you can listen to below!

How to recover from burnout: body, mind and spirit.

Recovering from burnout typically entails a three-part approach: taking care of the body, challenging the false assumptions of the mind, and one or two energetic approaches, especially when the thoughts you have about your situation seem insurmountably true.

Listen to the episode to hear what I recommend!

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What You Will Discover:

  • The root cause of burnout.
  • How our thoughts about our circumstances — even if true — can be really counterproductive when we are burned out, or teetering on the brink of burnout.
  • The body, mind and spirit strategies that will help you recover from burnout.

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Full Episode Transcript:

00:00:00] Welcome back to feminine energy feminist. This is podcast episode number nine. How to recover from burnout. Welcome to feminine energy, feminist, a podcast for professional women who are ready to tap into their feminine energy so they can be happier at work and in their personal lives. It’s time to redefine what a professional woman is in those historically male dominated fields that don’t always embrace the needs and talents of women. I’m your host, SaraEllen. I’m a life coach and a practicing lawyer. I’ll help you learn how to embrace who you are as a woman, body, mind, and spirit. So you can be more powerful in your career and fulfilled in your life. So if you’re ready not just to be a high achiever, but get what your soul wants too, let’s proceed. Welcome back everybody to feminine [00:01:00] energy feminist. And this is episode number nine, how to recover from burnout. So at the time of this recording, it is December 22nd. And I am in the midst of a phase with my law practice, where it is the end of the year. And I do feel quite busy. And it’s really easy when we notice that we are busy to then be victimy with ourselves about it, and then progress down that rabbit hole of thinking into believing that we are burned out[00:02:00] As somebody who actually has recovered from a phase of burnout in my career. I know the difference. I know the difference between what is and what is not burnout. And when I catch myself starting to think in ways that don’t really help. I can take care of myself better and keep myself from going down that slippery slope toward burnout again. So today I want to share with you how I recovered from burnout, how I recommend my coaching, mentoring clients recover from. And help you get an understanding of what burnout is, how it is different from other things that kind of have some overlap with burnout, or might look like burnout [00:03:00] and what to do about it. Body, mind, and spirit, because it really does take a trifecta of better behaviors to get yourself out of burnout and to kind of burnout proof yourself going forward. So what is burnout? How is it different from just garden variety stress, or anxiety or clinical depression, something that you should seek medical attention to address? Well, most people understand that burnout is when you are under chronic stress, typically with your work, and the bad days start to outnumber the good days and over time it actually does affect your performance [00:04:00] and your emotional resiliency. So for example, Let’s say you get a new job and you’re just stoked. They call this the honeymoon phase. Everything is fine. Everything is peachy. I have a lot of energy. I like all the people I’m meeting my supervisor seems to like me, da-da-da. And then let’s say you encounter your first difficult case or project depending on what industry you are in, and you start to see a side of your supervisor and you start to see maybe a side of the people you work with in your office that isn’t quite as rosy as it was when you were brand new. And now, you know enough about how things go, how things are supposed to work around here, that you have [00:05:00] a better — you have your mind wrapped around better what it’s like to actually mess it up. And so that’s when the anxiety starts to set in. Oh, maybe they don’t like my work as much anymore. Oh, maybe my position is not secure here. Oh. They seem to really like me and now they don’t really like me anymore. I never really know where I stand. And typically the high-achieving woman’s response to this is to work harder, to work longer, to try more and to think about it constantly outside of work. This is the recipe for taking yourself into burnout. Now notice that I said taking yourself into [00:06:00] burnout. Setting aside anything that I would, or some other professional might put in the category of medically significant mental health issues or issues with your employment experience that might be actionable and might warrant you going and getting, you know, advice from an employment lawyer. Let’s just set all that side all aside for a minute. And just talk about your feelings, your thoughts, your feelings, about where you stand. When you take yourself into burnout. A lot of this anxiety and everything is going on in you. When nothing is really changed in your circumstances, it is the same office with the same people and the same projects and the same challenges.[00:07:00] And people’s moods go up and down and the way people respond to things, you know, varies. But what has changed?Your thoughts about the situation, your feelings about the situation. And when people first come to me for coaching and mentoring on things like this, I am very sympathetic to what they describe. Absolutely. There are a lot of things that go on in the whole world of work that suck. And a lot of people around us could do a lot better to do what they’re supposed to do to pick up the slack, to do their own jobs better, to communicate better, all of those things. But why do we [00:08:00] get burned out? You know, when the other people are idiots? It’s because we’re not properly taking care of ourselves. In our brains are all over the other end of the universe in places where we have absolutely no control. So burnout, what is burnout when you just can’t take it anymore? You’re not bad off enough where you should speak to a professional, but you’re close. You’re over it. You think about quitting constantly. The alarm goes off in the morning and you’re like, Ugh. Cause maybe you only got four hours of sleep, because guess what you were thinking about [00:09:00] at three o’clock in the morning? The people, the assholes, the projects, the deadlines and everything that stresses you out. Burnout, true burnout. You’ll also notice things happening in your body. Your metabolism will change. Why does this change? I’m not a medical doctor. So any of you in the audience who are medical doctors feel free to, you know, throw tomatoes at me right now. Um, but. Your adrenal glands produce the hormones that you, that get sent out through your bloodstream when you are under stress. And these are good things to have because otherwise, you know, if a saber tooth tiger came running at you and you didn’t have any stress hormones or any response [00:10:00] to it, you’d be like, ah, I don’t know. Maybe I should just stand here and get eaten up. Huh? But the thing is in our modern world, that really has a minimum of threats quite like that. It just has these more existential threats, like climate change and what might be happening politically and you know, what might be happening in the stock market and you know, what might be happening with your refinance or, or, or this or that, or the other, your brain doesn’t know the difference and it doesn’t care. It is reacting. If you’re feeding it a steady diet of stressful thoughts, it’s reacting, like, you know, like saber-tooth tigers, saber-tooth tigers say Richard tiger on repeat, you know, like it’s some like super Mario game and the thing keeps popping up. I never really played video games [00:11:00] ever in my life. So I probably shouldn’t make that reference. So anyway, throw another tomato. So your brain and your nervous system and your stress hormones are all having an experience that continues to set itself off internally. Every site, every time you log in your email and you see that one person pop up. That you really don’t want to hear from, oh, you don’t, you really don’t want to know what’s in there. Oh God. That you know exactly what I’m talking about. So you keep feeding yourself this diet of stressful juice and it does change how you see. It will affect your cortisol cycle. It won’t dip in the right [00:12:00] place. And then you’re going to be awake in the middle of the night. You also may find that you just don’t burn off food as quickly as you used to. And eating less seems to, you know, show up on that part of your body where you least want it to show up. That’s the hardest for you — more readily than it had before. Some people think this is all just like stuff that people deal with as part of aging. And I call BS because it’s not natural to put yourself under this much stress. So you may be thinking. Yeah, I understand how I get physically burned out. I understand how [00:13:00] my thoughts have a role, but there’s nothing I can change in my environment. There’s nothing I can change in my circumstances. They are what they are. They are that bad and I can’t afford to quit my job. This is where there’s always an inroad to still change how you respond to a situation. And I’m not saying it’s easy to just wake up the next morning and go, all right, I’m going to whistle while I work. And I’m going to see the little cartoon, birds chirping and hear the music and the sun comes up and has a smile on its face. And everything’s just going to be hunky Dory, right? That’s not everyone’s experience. The first step is always to just accept that. Yeah, it may suck. Yeah, [00:14:00] it is my thoughts. And maybe just, maybe for my own sake, I can still find another way to look at it. Even if it just moves this an inch. So I’ve been hinting at it for the past few minutes, but one of the things that isn’t actually burnout, but that leads us to burnout are what are called indulgent and unresourceful emotions. And this is a concept from Brooke Castillo at the life coach school. And basically your thoughts about your circumstances are what create your feelings, your feelings, are what drive your actions and how you act, what you do, what you don’t do, [00:15:00] is going to create your ultimate result. So there are some emotions that are more useful than others. We want to take action that gets the job done and keeps us from, you know, overworking or keeps us from procrastinating. And then there are some emotions that have us feeling like we’ve overworked. Yet. We got nothing done. Different emotions are going to drive different actions. So typ typically, and I have, an earlier podcast about the, most useful and the least useful emotions for lawyers, whether you’re a lawyer or not. This is a very good couple of episodes because there are certain emotions that yeah, if you feel these emotions in your body, the worst thing to do is [00:16:00] deny that it’s there because it’s just going to. Continue to be there and then you’ll be judging yourself and then it will be even harder to pull yourself away from, Netflix when it’s time to get that project done before the end of the year. But identifying these emotions, I’m feeling overwhelmed. I’m feeling frustrated. I’m feeling really worried. I’m feeling really jealous. And anything else that keeps you from getting things done in a reasonable and non, workaholic manner, our emotions that you need to be able to recognize faster and faster, the sooner you recognize that you’re feeling anxious about what someone, what you think someone thinks of you in the workplace, and that’s why you’re telling yourself you’re burned out, the sooner you’ll be able to go, oh yeah. I may not like what’s going on right now. And I may really be afraid. I may [00:17:00] really be anxious about what I think they think of me, but dwelling on that is not helping me. And it’s actually counter productive. So burnout, you may be burned out if you have so much stress that you’re hearing this and you’re going, yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s me. But I don’t think there’s anything I can do. So guess what? Now I’m going to tell you what you can. We’re going to talk about body, mind, and spirit approaches to addressing burnout. This is what I had to do, And I have not had any burnout in years. Here’s what I recommend people do. First, we’ll talk about the body. You may need to go to the doctor and get a full physical blood work. And just make sure that everything is where it should be. And if you still feel like crap and all of that was normal, according to the doctor go to a natural [00:18:00] path, they may be able to see things or look at it from another perspective. And if that still doesn’t answer some of your questions, go to acupuncture. That’s my first line of defense. Whenever I’m feeling myself, kind of teetering into woe is me. I have too much work to do. Everyone wants a piece of me this week. I’m so stressed. I do the work to manage my mind. I do the thought work. I do all that stuff that I talk about here and that I teach my clients, but I do take care of my body and my energy is. I think you should throw everything at it, not from a, you know, a perspective of like, okay, I’m going to run out and try a hundred things to fix my burnout problem because that’s kind of an overdoing it thing, which is part of what leads a person into burnout, but to [00:19:00] approach it from a holistic multi-faceted perspective. You also need to get some exercise, even if it is a tiny amount, even if you feel too tired, of course. Talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program. Disclaimer, but it has been my experience that even a tiny bit of exercise, first thing in the morning before you eat. Before you do anything else before you start reading your email and getting angry about it helps reset your brain, gets those endorphins moving so that you can handle the stresses of the day. All those little paper tigers, the saber tooth tigers in your email and everywhere else. A whole lot better. I [00:20:00] also recommend that you do something that involves bilateral movement. Bilateral movement is when you are, moving your arms and legs back and forth, like running or walking or cross country skiing or roller skating, something like that. Why bilateral movement? If you’ve ever heard of the therapy called EMDR, that’s a trauma release therapy. And the way that works is by doing something that’s back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. You’re activating both sides of your brain. And when you have some kind of stress or trauma, your brain and your nervous system are not functioning, normally just kind of as a regular maintenance kind of like making sure you. Check the oil in your car, doing the bilateral movement with your exercise every morning is just good hygiene for your brain. I also recommend that you do it outside in the natural air, not under [00:21:00] fluorescent lights in a gym with all the TVs and the noise and. The smell of hand sanitizer, everywhere. Going outside is another way to help your brain stress proof. There is some science behind it and I’m not a scientist, so I’m not going to even pretend to describe for you why and how, but it does work. You’re going to get more. Out of an outside workout, then you will, from an indoor workout. You’ll get other things. There are other benefits, not just like, okay, how many calories did I burn? How many steps that I take, you know, stare at another screen and see if it’s good enough. No, get yourself outside. It’s very good for you. And even if it’s cold, I live where it’s cold in the winter. Whether it’s cold or it’s too hot, there’s still something about going outside. Obviously dress [00:22:00] appropriately, maybe adjust the time of day so that it’s safe, but we are, we are animals. We are human animals. We have to feed that animal part of us with natural things. The actual outside. If for some reason you absolutely can’t do this, you’re on a lockdown or your neighborhood isn’t safe or whatever. And all you have is a Peloton or a treadmill. At least gets some plants, some indoor plants and put them in the area where you work out because they do improve the air quality. That’ll help. So, get rid of all the crap food. Oftentimes when we are burned out and we’re telling ourselves that we are too busy and we don’t have time to exercise, we don’t have time to cook. We don’t have time. We don’t have time. We don’t have time. Then, you know, we live on cliff bars or we, live on fast food [00:23:00] and you know, maybe a latte and that’s not good. We know it’s not good. If that’s the first time you’re hearing, that’s not good. Um, well I know you all know that it’s not good. Here’s how to make it easy. You’re pressed for time. They always have those like salad kit things in the produce section that have a little packet of dressing. They have a little packet of nuts and cheese, maybe in them. Maybe they also have a little bit of protein, something or other. You can grab one of those and eat it sitting in your car. If it’s that bad. If you are that busy, you can eat that as quickly as you can eat onion rings and it’s cheaper and it’s better for you. So stop with the crap food. It’s not helping you. It’s not helping your brain function. It’s not helping your emotions function. It’s not helping your prefrontal cortex [00:24:00] reason through your indulgent thoughts. Get rid of the crap food. And so now let’s talk about the mind and I’ve been sprinkling that through this entire discussion of burnout, the most powerful tool I’ve ever encountered for managing my mind is the self coaching model from Brooke Castillo. Basically your circumstances are neutral. You have thoughts about that. Your thoughts cause your feelings, your feelings drive your action. And that’s what creates your result. Now, when you are feeling a certain way, frustrated, let’s take frustrated for an example, there is some thought that is driving that feeling. It could be something like I shouldn’t have to do this. So-and-so said he would get it done by yesterday. Okay, maybe true. He might’ve actually promised [00:25:00] it. You might really actually be put out by his failure to do what he promised to do, but if you keep harping on that in the privacy of your own mind again and again, and again, you will feel more frustrated. And if that drives you to eat a cookie and then stay up all night worrying and watch Netflix instead of, you know, finishing other things that you could get done and take some of the pressure off and take things off of your plate, then you haven’t helped yourself even by restating what’s already true. Yeah. He should have done the thing. No one, I think is arguing with that, but is it helping you? No. The most convenient and user-friendly way to work with the model is in a journal just open up a journal and you write down everything that you’ve been thinking, and then you go in and you pick out the thought that is making you feel the worst. And then you see what it’s creating [00:26:00] for you. And when you first started working with the model on your own. You don’t do it right. You don’t do it perfectly, but that’s not the point. Sometimes just the act of putting your thoughts on paper gives you that sense of separation from them. You kind of have them at arms length and you feel a little more in control of yourself. If you’ve done that. And you’re really stuck. Obviously the best thing to do is to work with a coach who is trained in use of the model, but that’s not the only thing. There are other things that you can do to help shift your burnout, producing thoughts sometimes dramatically fast. And so sometimes people can, you know, work with the model and they can still feel very stuck with a couple of things. And so that’s when another approach like hypnotherapy or some energetic approach can [00:27:00] help you kind of get over that hump. But I don’t recommend that anybody do some of these energetic approaches until they’ve really done some of the hard work of looking at their own thoughts and kind of owning that first, if you know what I mean? So now let’s talk about spirit. We’re going to do body, mind and spirit. We talked about body. We talked about mind and now we’re going to talk about your spirit. How does that play into burnout? If you’re burned out on the level of your spirit, you might really be completely out of alignment with what you really should be doing with your life. And by should, I don’t mean that anything you’re doing is wrong, you can choose anything. We’re not fated to do one thing or another. What I’m trying to say is that you could be really just ignoring the sincere desires that you have some thing else. And I mean, actually changing your [00:28:00] circumstances and not just your thoughts about them, but actually picking up and doing something else with your life might be in order, but not addressed it as much as you can first trying to be happy with where you are. So how do we do it? If our situation really sucks and we’re really burned out and every day we want to quit and we dread it, we’re up in the middle of the night and we’re indulging in a lot of pity party over not having time to exercise and not having the energy and. Dada. Well, the first thing we can do is start meditating. Oh, you knew I was going to say that. And you didn’t want me to say that you wanted it to be something easier, but I’m telling you it couldn’t be easier. Everybody brushes their teeth. Everybody has to use the potty. You could meditate for 30 seconds every time you brush your teeth or go use the potty. All you have to [00:29:00] do is just stand or sit there, close your eyes and observe your breath, observe your breathing, and don’t discount this and go, oh, well, you know, I need to go to a retreat and meditate for five hours a day. Otherwise it won’t really count. No, of course it counts. What counts is that you do it with intention and you continue to do it. And you don’t just throw in the towel. If you miss one day, a little tiny bit of meditation, just like a little tiny bit . is going to have cumulative benefits of helping you separate from everything that’s churning in your brain, and access that part of you that it’s calm, no matter what. It’s in there somewhere. It’s your wisdom. Second thing. I talked about this earlier, when I talked about addressing your burnout from your physical health, getting out in nature, looking at anything natural, even if you just get one of those, amaryllis bulbs or [00:30:00] something and watch it bloom this winter, helps reconnect you with the earth and helps reconnect you with your human animal body, which will feed your spirit. We’re not meant to live in all concrete and completely climate controlled interiors and under artificial lights, it’s not natural. A lot of that is very recent in the history of, the human creature and a lot of our, energy and our bodily level, we don’t really know how to deal with it. So get yourself in nature, make a point to do that. Another thing that can help you is Bach flower essences. And these are kind of like homeopathics, but they’re for emotional and spiritual issues. they are the energetic signatures of certain flowers and they all correspond to different emotional states and spiritual issues — [00:31:00] that can help tremendously, especially when your mind is so locked into a story that I’m just stuck in this situation, I’m just burned out and like it’s just F’d, right?. These can really help kind of guide you kind of like training wheels on a bicycle into finding these new thoughts and into finding these new sort of energetic ways to deal with your, situation. So finally my friends, body, mind, and spirit ways to deal with burnout, recover from burnout and just a new level of awareness to keep you from going too far down a burnout rabbit hole. If you’ve sensed that maybe you’re kind of like on that edge and you don’t want to go there. You can do it. I believe in you. If you would like my personal help, I do a lot of one-on-one coaching and mentoring. You get the mental [00:32:00] health piece going, you get the physical piece going, you address those things. And then when it’s time — to deal with these things on the cognitive and the spiritual and the energetic level — that’s when you talk to me. And if you want to taste, if you want to taste of what it is like to work with me and actually learn some concrete communication skills for dealing with some of the folks in your world that you may be blaming for some of your burnout and stress, I have good news for you. I am teaching a class called the power bootcamp. It is one of the most remarkable, affordable and powerful things I have ever offered. I will link it in the show notes. You can go to lawyergoddess.com/power-bootcamp to learn more. [00:33:00] And in the meantime, have very safe, happy holidays. Take good care of yourself. Get good rest. Put yourself first. You’ve earned it. Have a beautiful week. Thanks for listening to feminine energy feminist. If you want more information or the resources from the podcast, visit lawyergoddess.com/podcast. See you next week.

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